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World A Thai park returns abandoned garbage to tourists

15:05  21 september  2020
15:05  21 september  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Un parc thaïlandais renvoie les déchets abandonnés aux touristes © Wutlufaipy / Getty Images A Thai park returns abandoned garbage to tourists Faced with the many garbage that pollutes Khao Yai National Park, the Thai authorities have made a decision to less original and radical.

Return to sender. If you throw your trash in a Thai national park, be aware that it could be returned to you. Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park, near Bangkok, will begin returning garbage to their owners, Thai Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said, relayed by BBC. Offenders will also be registered in the police registers.

At the entrance to the park, tourists must register with their addresses, which makes it easy for rangers to find them if they leave litter. Proof of the act, the Minister of the Environment has published on his Facebook account photos of waste placed in cardboard packages ready to be shipped. It features used plastic water bottles, soda cans, torn packets of crisps and sunflower seeds. Packages accompanied by a note that reads: "You forgot some of your personal belongings in Khao Yai National Park," quotes the New York Times.

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"Your waste - we will send it back to you", warns the park, recalling to people that throwing trash in a national park is an offense and punishable by five years in prison and heavy fines. Park authorities highlight the dangerousness of waste for animals.

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The decision of the Thai authorities comes against the backdrop of growing global efforts to reduce the environmental impact of waste and curb the use of plastics. Khao Yai National Park, northeast of the Thai capital, Bangkok, which covers over 2,000 km², is popular with hikers. It is the oldest park in Thailand, famous for its waterfalls, animals and landscapes.

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